Porcelain bowls are one of the popular household items in Vietnam. On the market, there are many types of bowls such as plastic bowls, stainless steel bowls, wooden bowls, glass bowls…. but porcelain bowls are still the most commonly used. Due to having many advantages over other types of bowls such as beautiful design, non-toxic, many types, and easy to use, many production and business establishments choose porcelain bowls as their business object. However, on the market, there are also many competing brands of ceramic bowls such as Thien Long, Bat Trang, Hai Duong, … many other production and business establishments have not yet registered for their ceramic bowls a right trademark read even though the product quality is very high.
Trademark registration in Vietnam
Viet An Law would like to provide legal services related to trademark registration for porcelain bowl products according to the legal procedures and order as follows:
First, customers need to classify their service products. In a trademark registration dossier, the list of goods and services is one of the mandatory and important documents to determine the scope of trademark protection.
According to the Nice Classification, the porcelain bowl is classified in class 21: Glass, chinaware, and porcelain ware not classified in other classes.
Customers design a trademark for their porcelain bowls to register. After receiving the trademark sample from customers, Viet An Law will conduct a preliminary search of the trademark (within 1 day). However, to get the most accurate results on the distinction of the trademark, customers must perform a search at the Intellectual Property office (there is a fee), Viet An Law will represent customers for this procedure. After searching and seeing the possibility of a trademark being highly protected, Viet An Law on behalf of customers shall carry out trademark registration procedures at the Intellectual Property office.
Step 1: Apply:
Individuals, enterprises requesting trademark registration may themselves apply to the competent state agencies or can authorize the representative of Viet An Law to submit. When applying, customers pay the registration fees and take the receipts of fee payment. These receipts will be submitted attach with the dossier.
Attach with the trademark registration application, customers need to provide these documents:
Step 2: Receive and settle the trademark registration application
The trademark registration application shall be received by the state management agencies in charge of industrial property rights if it meets the requirements according to the provisions of Clause 1 Article 108 of the Law on Intellectual Property.
After receiving, the competent state agencies continue to settle the application through these stages:
Stage 1: Form appraisal
The form application will be appraised to assess the validity of the application (necessary documents, classification, stated object classification, rights to apply…) It takes about 01 – 02 months to appraise from the date of submitting.
Stage 2: Publish the application
The application is accepted as a valid application will be published on the gazette within 02 – 03 months from the date the application is accepted.
Stage 3: Content appraisal
The content application will be appraised. The purpose of this stage is to assess the strongest possibility to grant the protection title and assess the scope of protection. The time to appraise content is 06 months from the date of publishment. During the content appraisal, the state management agencies in charge of industrial property rights shall request the applicant to explain the content, provide information on the stated objects.
Step 3: Grant the protection title and publish
The trademark registration applications are not the cases that refuse to grant the protection title according to Clause 1, 2 and Point b Clause 3 Article 117 Law on Intellectual Property and the applicant pays the fee, the state management agencies in charge of industrial property rights shall grant the protection title and publish on National Register of Industrial Property.
The time to grant the protection title is 01 – 02 months from the date paying the granting fee.
Notices: Before submitting a trademark registration application, to be more secure about the intended trademark, customers can choose the search service of Viet An Law, including:
For any information related to trademark registration services for products and services, please contact Viet An Law for the most specific and detailed advice
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